Photos: The Amazing Rice Fields of Sapa

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Travel Photos: The Amazing Rice Fields of Sapa, Vietnam

Sapa is a lovely town to wander about on foot. But, to really get a feel for the area, rent a scooter and head out of town to explore the rice fields and local hill tribe villages. It’s the best $6 you’ll ever spend.

 

Travel Photos: The Amazing Rice Fields of Sapa, Vietnam

 

Travel Photos: The Amazing Rice Fields of Sapa, Vietnam

 

Travel Photos: The Amazing Rice Fields of Sapa, Vietnam

 

Travel Photos: The Amazing Rice Fields of Sapa, Vietnam

 

Travel Photos: The Amazing Rice Fields of Sapa, Vietnam

 

Travel Photos: The Amazing Rice Fields of Sapa, Vietnam

 

Travel Photos: The Amazing Rice Fields of Sapa, Vietnam

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TR August 2, 2010 at 9:17 am

Nice pic’s of the kids. . .

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Legal Nomads August 2, 2010 at 9:20 am

Wow, Wes. These are some gorgeous photos. Love the new format, and this photo essay makes me excited to get to Sapa when I return to Asia.

-Jodi

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wes August 2, 2010 at 9:30 pm

Thanks, Jodi!

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Natalka August 2, 2010 at 9:27 am

Beautiful photos !

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Matt August 2, 2010 at 9:30 am

Beautiful scenery and photos. I’ve really been enjoying your blog and stories.

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wes August 2, 2010 at 11:10 am

Thanks, Matt — that’s high praise, coming from you. You’ve got some amazing shots on your site.

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GotPassport August 2, 2010 at 10:04 am

Stunning photos Wes. Hope we run into one another!!

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wes August 2, 2010 at 5:39 pm

Thanks! Let’s make it happen :)

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Casa De Hamilton Pool August 2, 2010 at 6:56 pm

awesome. like some sort of dream landscape!

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ayngelina August 2, 2010 at 6:59 pm

Love the new photo format, makes me think I should make the leap. Oh yeah, I don’t know how to code my site, maybe I’ll just stick to basics :)

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Nick Laborde August 3, 2010 at 3:40 am

Awesome pics, the color really pops.

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Bookshelf82 August 3, 2010 at 5:11 am

Wow, great shots ! Better than mine.

What amazed me most in Sapa was how good the little kids spoke English. Some spoke it without any accent. (that I noticed)

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wes August 3, 2010 at 9:53 am

They really do. I met a hill tribe woman who had a strong American accent: “you buy from me, alright?”

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Dustin Main - Skinny Backpacker August 3, 2010 at 5:51 pm

Better luck with the weather in Sapa than I had. I was fighting some serious fog, not sure if I got any decent shots!

Great shots as usual, and I like the bigger format. I’ve been thinking about it for awhile, but I think I’ll do a little site redesign and move to posting bigger photographs. Looks like I’m riding your coattails again! :)

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wes August 5, 2010 at 7:21 am

Yeah the weather in Sapa is really spotty, due to the altitude. I had several really nice days. Only one that was rainy all day. Thanks forthe kudos on the photos — I’m digging the larger format, though it is a lot more work…

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Camels & Chocolate August 3, 2010 at 9:51 pm

What rich colors–I love this!

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wes August 5, 2010 at 7:20 am

Thanks! You have to like green to enjoy it — they have a lot of that ;)

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Russell Burck August 6, 2010 at 4:37 am

These are scenes I’ve wanted to just sit down and look at for a long time, tracing the lines, following the patterns. Awesome pix. Didn’t see any lies, though.

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Travel Indochine August 8, 2010 at 8:07 am

Thank you very much for your photos, Johnny. Hope to have more photos of Vietnam are posted here!

Dent

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Connie August 16, 2010 at 4:21 pm

So wonderfully green! I can’t wait to get to Vietnam in about a month!

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wes August 19, 2010 at 7:31 am

Nice! You’ll have a great time — lovely country and people.

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